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Eric J. Smalls Memorial Scholarship

The Eric J. Smalls Memorial Scholarship was established by United Elite Basketball, a nonprofit youth basketball organization in memory of Eric’s participation as a player on the 3rd grade traveling basketball team.  Eric Smalls was an energetic, vibrant young man with a great love for basketball.  He lost his life on June 5, 2015 due to injuries sustained in a tragic car accident along with two of his little friends.  


The scholarship is $1,000.00 to a deserving senior who plays and has a passion for basketball.   

Eric J. Smalls Memorial Banquet and Tournament

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The 2019 Eric J. Smalls Memorial Events are June 6 - 9, 2019

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The 4th Annual Eric J. Smalls Memorial Scholarship Banquet: June 6, 2019

Each year, we invite the top scholarship applicants to attend the banquet, and announce the winner of the $1,000 scholarship. 


For the past three years, there have been well-known guest speakers from the community and awesome musical and dance performances. 


We are excited about our guest speaker for this year, and we hope you will attend.  


Tickets are $25 each.  All proceeds from banquet ticket sales go towards the Eric J. Smalls Memorial Scholarship.  



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The 4th Annual Eric J. Smalls Memorial Tournament: June 7 - 9, 2019

 The Eric J. Smalls Memorial Tournament hosted by United Elite Basketball is in memory of Eric’s participation as a player on the 3rd grade traveling basketball team.

  • Boys age groups: 12th Grade, 11th Grade, 10th Grade, 9th Grade, 8th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade
  • Girls age groups: 12th Grade, 11th Grade, 10th Grade, 9th Grade, 8th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade
  • $175.00 entry fee
  • 3 games guaranteed

For team registration information, please contact:​

Corey Warren
Phone: 706-726-3074
Email: unitedelitebasketball@gmail.com

Proceeds from the tournament benefits the Eric J. Smalls Memorial Scholarship 

Team Tournament Registration

Eric J. Smalls Memorial Scholarship Winners

Henry J. Brown, III Academy of Richmond County Graduate

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~  Winner of 1st Annual 

Eric Smalls Memorial Scholarship~

Currently Attending Warren Wilson College


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Nicolette Mayo Hephzibah High School Graduate

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  ~ Winner of 2nd Annual 

Eric Smalls Memorial Scholarship~

Currently Attending Temple University


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Serron Spann Evans High School Graduate

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  ~ Winner of 3rd Annual 

Eric Smalls Memorial Scholarship~

Currently Attending Brewton-Parker College


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